Today we spotted the three door Opel Astra GTC / OPC lapping the Nurburgring Nordschleife in heavy Camouflage.
The Astra GTC power output is expected to be around 296 bhp and powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. There is not a lot of detailing revealed as it is still heavily camouflaged with the usual rear pod lights.
Today our spy spotted the 2011-12 Vauxhall Astra GTC testing on the Northloop at the Nürburgring.
The next-gen Astra VXR/GTC speculation suggests that the 2011 Astra coupe in vxr/opc spec will use a 300-horsepower engine, aiming its targets at the Renault Megane 250 cup and the mighty Focus RS from Ford.
One thing it looks like they have moved the rear exhaust from the center and adopted for a uglier exhaust system, but this could also be part of the mule guise.
Keep your eyes open for the model to start it’s strip tease towards the release at Paris or Frankfurt later on this year. 407435|270407438|270407441|270407444|270
Rüsselsheim. Opel extends its champion role in the monocab class with the next generation Meriva, bringing innovations – like FlexDoors, FlexSpace, FlexRail and FlexFix – and versatility to a new level not yet seen in its class. And it does so without compromising on the Meriva’s great new look.
Carrying forward Opel’s new flowing design language with its uncompromising focus on quality, the new Meriva also includes the widest interior color and trim choice ever offered by Opel in a single model.
A new dimension in rear seat access is opened up by the Meriva’s rear-hinged FlexDoors, a first in the segment. The design optimizes the size of the door aperture by using the space which is occupied by the rear wheel-arch with a front-hinged door. By placing the rear door hinges on the C-pillar, entry and exit space is wider. It is also higher because entry access is adjacent to the B-pillar where there is more space between the roof and floor. FlexDoors also improved ergonomics. Parents can stand in the space usually taken up by an open door, making it easy to help babies and toddlers with seat belts. Adults can simply step forward when getting in or out of the rear seat, without having to twist over a wheel-arch. The Meriva’s FlexDoors open up to almost 90 degrees, much wider than conventional doors, to assist in storing cargo.
Overall, the new Meriva delivers more expressive design and greater flexibility, reinforcing its leadership of Europe’s small monocab segment. The marriage of form and function has never looked this good.
We all remember our first car going out, on a sunday afternoon while polishing the rust admiring our less than perfect car.
Let me introduce the new Opel Corsa Colour available immediately in Germany for 15,560 euros:-
• A zest of racy nostalgia spices up a special edition of the new Corsa • Engineering makeover for great handling, performance and comfort • Available with a range of new, powerful engines with low fuel consumption